Publish Chilcot, Iraq Inquiry, now!
Sir John Chilcot Chairs the British public inquiry into the nation's role in the Iraq War with broad terms of reference to consider Britain's involvement in Iraq between mid-2001 and July 2009. The inquiry commenced on 24 November 2009 and concluded taking witness evidence on 2 February 2011. The government has refused to disclose communications evidence between Bush and Blair. At the time Conservatives and Labour MPs supported the war in Iraq with the Liberal Democrats voting against.
I suggest the Iraq war was against international law and therefore illegal. The dodgy dossier used to bump us into the war, was spin and at the very least serious concerns remain about the death of Dr David Kelly. What evidence has the inquiry uncovered, will Blair and Bush subsequently be charged by an international tribunal for committing war crimes?
The million word report of the Inquiry was due to be released to the public by 2014, we are still waiting...
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